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    nail in the coffin

    Well, everyone is a critic, or so it turns out. The botched stain attempt on my built in cabinetry tops - i went a little dark to mask some blotchy stain to get me through the holiday. I set the tops for the stain to dry yesterday and planned on applying a couple of coats of shellac before installing them last night. After the holiday i was going to pull them back off and into the shop for stripping/restaining & refinishing.
    So, after i walked in the door from work last night, my wife mentions "oh, and there's a chance that the cat walked across the cabinetry tops". Bare tacky stain with no finish coat whatsoever to protect it. OK . . . pause . . . count to ten . . . then go have a look.
    Footprints and cat hair all over. I spent a few minutes trying to spot fix one area - enough to realize that there is no way to make this look passable unless you're into the fuzzy, splotchy, mottled look. What did i ever do to the cat? I suppose i need to negotiate with him about "do's and don'ts" next time.
    Paul Hubbman - builder of the "Pluto (cat's name) memorial" dining room built-in cabinetry.

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    No, I'm sorry...really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    No, I'm sorry...really
    DITTO DITTO amn i feel for ya paul go have cold one and chill before pluto goes to kitty heaven...
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    ARRRGH!
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    Forgive me, but I'm thinking Pluto could be a name - or - a place of residence.
    Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 11-26-2008 at 05:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    No, I'm sorry...really
    That is funny - wait until the cat gets on the counter and eats your dinner!!
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    You certainly have something to talk about over turkey now!

    Hope you can get it fixed without to much trouble...Have you and Pluto crossed paths since this happened? How'd that go?
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    tough, tough luck, sorry to hear this.

    nothing worse when a pet or a child decides to tap dance on some "wet" project.

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    That's FUNNY!

    But maybe only a car lover can appreciate it.

    I lost mine last June and I still miss the guy terribly. Next year when I get settled down someplace, a trip to the human society will be order.

    BTW, as you know, you didn't have to DO anything to the cat. Pluto was just re-staking his domain. Anything new has to tagged and inventoried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    You certainly have something to talk about over turkey now!

    Hope you can get it fixed without to much trouble...Have you and Pluto crossed paths since this happened? How'd that go?
    jeff now thats the train of thought i had,, i think that "vinatarie" would be in second place after i met plutio again
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    Next time find a road kill cat & hang it up close by for Pluto to see then do your finish work.
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